Carson was deemed questionable heading into the Chargers game due to a hip issue, but was ultimately given the green light to play moments before the contest.
Said Wilson: "I knew it was a tight window and we tried to get it in there". It's obvious. The stats don't lie. The site continues to grow tremendously each month in various areas including: the sports we cover, the total number of authors and original columns published daily. Another victory for the surging Chargers, holding off Wilson's late rally for a 25-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
From there is where Wilson and the Seahawks struggled.
Badgley, a member of the team's practice squad, had already deputised for Sturgis twice this season in wins over the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans, making 10 out of 10 successful kicks at goal. Wilson was sacked three times and while he was 15 of 20 passing for 148 yards during that stretch, many of those completions came with Seattle facing long down-and-distance situations.
One of the biggest missed opportunities happened at the start of the second quarter on Seattle's second drive. "We saw the opportunities to fill the spots and we thought we could keep moving and going", Carroll said. Seattle got the ball back with 1:24 left at its own 22 and after two completions and a roughing the passer penalty on Melvin Ingram, the Seahawks were at the Chargers 44 with 50 seconds left.
Listed as inactive were running back C.J. Prosise; cornerback Neiko Thorpe; safety Maurice Alexander; guard Jordan Simmons; offensive lineman Ethan Pocic; defensive tackle Naz Jones; and defensive tackle Poon Ford. Wilson scrambled for 16 yards to the Chargers 28 and, after a spike, Seattle had 30 seconds left.
The Seattle Seahawks figured out just how easy it is to get off track.
Seattle might well have run it from the 1 - coach Pete Carroll wouldn't say for certain afterward what the Seahawks would have done. "Anytime it's that close, your hands kind of really don't have time to react".